2016 Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree
Jamboree dates: April 14, 15, 16, 17, 2016.
The bands playing at this year's jamboree.
Ellaine & Friends
Moose Horn Mtn. Boys
Old Time Fiddlers
The Other Guys
Peace Country Ramblers
Country Horizon Sound
Home Spun Country
There are no words that describe the anticipation, the gratitude and the joy, which are felt every year as musicians and the wonderful people who will be their audience start to pull in to our lovely Quesnel for the 'first festival of the year'. We wish to thank everyone who danced from early morning on, enjoyed meals and news with friends old and new. Smiles and hugs being exchanged warm our hearts and often lighten our loads as we go back to our own lives. Open 'mic' is a source of joy both to new musicians and those who haven't played in some time while the audience enjoys their music on Friday and Saturday mornings. Watching as a couple still holding hands after years together share a dance with warm memories and smiles. The Jamboree committee would like to extend a hearty thank you to all who have attended from near and afar. On Sunday afternoon as we join hands for the 'Circle of Friends' we are sad it's over for this year and would like to thank all who have made this 2016, 19th 'Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree'the success that it has been.
Our volunteers who attend meetings from October till June, sharing their ongoing dedication and enthusiasm to make our festival the success that you have enjoyed this weekend. This small group of individuals put the event on, and if you are a local resident and would like to become involved in the organization we would love some new members to share with us the fun and work that goes into the festival each year.A big thank you to Ken Knoke who organizes the bands and their schedules each year and the volunteers who sit at the tables, selling tickets, programs and assisting folks with wrist bands or any other needs they may have. To our MC's, Ken Taylor, Ken Knoke, Dennis Manuel and Amy Robertson who keep everyone informed with band intro's, news of 'lucky draws', CD sales and 'Silent Auction News' a big thank you. To all the folks who work hard behind the scenes and the gentlemen out on security, keeping an eye on vehicles, campers and motor homes, thank you one and all, your efforts are truly appreciated. To Ellaine, Marion, Margie and Ken who did the canvassing for our Program and Silent Auction a big thanks for your work for this 'cause'.
To all Quesnel merchants who support us every year through advertising and donations we thank you and are ever so blessed to live in this wonderful community. We encourage everyone to support these merchants and say 'thanks'. As well we would like to thank all the wonderful individuals who donate to the Silent Auction and prizes, thank you 'folk's'.
To Bob Michek of South Hill Graphics, thank you Bob, for showing your creative expertise in the creation of our program and poster, as ever you are a pleasure to work with. Thank you.
A huge thanks to Mike and Steve of C&C Wood Products and Connection Ink Press Ltd. We are forever grateful for your continued support to the success of our Jamboree in the printing of our programs.
To the two 'Gals' who contribute to our program draw each year with their handmade creations, thank you, Carol Kimmie for your beautiful quilt and Dawn Leer for your wonderful afghan.
To Janice Magnusen for the wonderful quilt created and donated for our raffle.
To Theresa of Circle “S” Western Wear, thank you for taking care of our advance ticket sales. As well for your continued encouragement for our festival.
To Dave Rubideau of the Sound Factory in Prince George. The Jamboree Committee would like to extend our 'heartfelt thanks' for your expertise in looking after the 'Sound Needs' of the festival. As well please accept the thanks from all in attendance whether in the audience or the musicians on stage. Thank you.
To Shirley and Ken of 'Jeans Side Door Catering' and your crew, thank you for taking care of our needs for sustenance with your pancake breakfasts, concession throughout the days and great evening meals. Thank you 'folk's'.
To all the entertainers who have traveled here from near and far, so we could enjoy your wonderful music, we thank you from the 'bottom of our hearts' as without you this could not take place. Many of you are members of our “musical family”, and we hold your friendship very 'near and dear to our hearts'. Thank you, one and all.
To all who have attended our festival each year to enjoy the music, dancing and the friendship of friends old and new, many whom you will see only a couple of times a year, thank you for being here. Take care and travel safely home.
We hope we have not forgotten anyone, please know that you are in our thoughts and on behalf of the Jamboree Committee, we wish you love, good health, prosperity and happiness, until we meet again in April of 2017 to enjoy your musical talents and friendships. This being a 'milestone' in itself as the small group who had the vision to form our first 'Where the Rivers Meet Country Bluegrass Jamboree', I am sure would not have given a thought to the Jamboree being the success it is 20 years later. Thank you 'RJ' and 'friends' for your vision.
The dates for the 2017 Jamboree will be April 13th to 16th.
Yours in music,